The Agility Competition at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual Meet the Breed day in New York City on Feb. 11, 2017, before the start of the club's 141st  dog show.

Photographer: David Williams

The Agility Competition at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual Meet the Breed day in New York City on Feb. 11, 2017, before the start of the club's 141st  dog show.

Photographer: David Williams

Westminster 2017: Dogs (and Cats) Are Ready for Their Close-Ups

Meet the canine breeds (and welcome some felines) at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Photographs by David Williams

Marika Forman and her Pumi, Bikfic, pose for photos at the annual Meet the Breed day ahead of the start of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City. Pumis are one of the new breeds introduced at the dog show this year.

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A group of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels pose for photos at the annual Meet the Breed day ahead of the start of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City. 

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A Standard Poodle sits in a booth of flowers at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day ahead of its annual dog show on Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City. 

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A Sphynx poses for photos at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day before the dog show.

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Two Border Collies, Scorch and Shelby, pose for photos after qualifying in the agility competition at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day on Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City.

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A handler feeds his Old English Sheepdog water at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual Meet the Breed day in New York City ahead of its 141st  dog show, on Feb. 11, 2017.

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A Neapolitan Mastiff stands among the crowd at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual Meet the Breed day in New York City on Feb. 11, 2017. 

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A man pets an Irish Red Setter at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day in New York City on Feb. 11, 2017, ahead of the start of the 141st  dog show. 

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Two Whippets, Tang and Biska, pose at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual Meet the Breed day in New York City.

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Handlers of a Norfolk Terrier pose for photos at the annual Meet the Breed day on Feb.11, 2017, ahead of the start of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.  

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A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever poses for photos at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day on Feb. 11, 2017.

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Connie Barta poses with her Papillon, Moyles, at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual Meet the Breed day on Feb. 11, 2017. 

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Children play with Bengal cats at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day, Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City.

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Two boxers play at the Westminster Kennel Club's Meet the Breed day in New York City on Feb. 11, 2017. 

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Robert and his Pharaoh Hound, Tally, share a meal on Meet the Breed day on Feb. 11, 2017, before the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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A groomer trims whiskers at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 14, 2017.

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A dog is groomed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 14, 2017.

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An owner sits with her Great Dane during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 14, 2017.
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Broady, a Kerry blue terrier, and his owner, Cheri Argueta, pose for photos at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 14, 2017.

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A handler runs with a Cane Corso during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 14, 2017.

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